Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Not Sympathy

Joined a panel of speakers for a disability discussion (online) hosted by Changi Airport Group yesterday (22 Mar). Towards the end, all speakers were invited to give a last word.

I decided: 

We do not want sympathy. Empathy, yes, in that you put yourself in the shoes of our children and understand their challenges. What we really want is for people to believe in our children, to see that they can do it, they can make it. To give them a chance. Most of all, to put in time and energy to help them achieve their potential. This kind of help would be most gratifying not only for caregivers but also for the person with special needs. 

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